Whether you are just beginning your real estate portfolio or are a seasoned investor, professional networking should be a fundamental component of your business plan. Similar to other industries, the more people you interact with, the more business you stand to acquire. The following are four reasons why real estate networking should be an essential component of any robust business development strategy:
Education – Meetings are a valuable tool to a strategic networker. Many networking events are not only centered on interactions with other investors, but also have expert guest speaker in related fields. Always keep your ears and mind open when it comes to new information.
Contacts – In real estate investing, people are either buying or selling something. The more exposure you have to these people, the greater the odds you’ll be able to infuse yourself in the process. You will get improved access to deals by engaging in real estate investors’ networks, and build better relationships with other investors, real estate attorneys, realtors, contractors, property managers and court officials among others. These people will help you find and close your deals.
Service Providers – Whether it is a contractor, lender, or title company, you’re going to need a team of reliable and effective service providers at every stage of your real estate investing journey. These people attend many of the networking events held each month. This is your opportunity to connect with them or get excellent referrals. At Colony American Finance are always looking to meet new people to help us grow our business. That is why you’ll find us at key industry events. You can always visit our website to find the next conference we’ll be attending.
Mentors – Some of the most successful people in real estate attend industry events to increase their circles and are often very generous with advice. Introduce yourself, ask for their card or reach out on LinkedIn. A seasoned mentor in the industry is the best source for information.
Surrounding yourself with the top people within the real estate investing world will allow you to increase your knowledge and build a network of helpful professionals.
If you need information on the types of financial loan products available to smaller real estate investor, network with us by calling 844-223-2231. Our experts are happy to help.